The National Zoo is asking for help in naming two of four rare maned wolf pups born in early January.
The zoo has been working to protect maned wolves for three decades, according to its Web site. The wolves — which, by the way, actually bear a closer resemblance to foxes — suffer from habitat destruction in their native countries of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. They are also hunted for their body parts, which are considered to have magical properties. You can learn more about them at the zoo’s Facebook page.